Miguel Angel Jorge is a Senior Fisheries Specialist at the World Bank. He is the Pillar Manager for Seascape Management and Sustainable Fisheries within the Bank’s PROBLUE multi-donor trust fund. Miguel provides technical expertise to governments around the world on capture fisheries, aquaculture, marine spatial planning, and innovative finance emphasizing strategies to enable sustainable private investment.
Before joining the Bank, he worked as the Director of the National Geographic Society’s Ocean Initiative, and served as WWF’s Global Marine Program Director, implementing collaborative strategies for sustainable fisheries management that increase economic benefits to fishing communities. He led teams designing large-scale conservation plans in the Galapagos Islands and Mesoamerican Reef. A native of Cuba, he has a Masters in Marine Policy and a Bachelor’s in Aquatic Biology.